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JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Preferred Qualifications: A postdoctoral position supported by recent NIH funding is available in the Feng lab within the department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at Emory University School of Medicine. We are seeking for a highly motivated individual to investigate human non-coding RNA networks in neuronal and glial development and neuropsychiatric diseases.
A recent PhD degree, strong experience in molecular and cell biology, and skills in written and verbal communication in English. Experience in RNA biology and/or neural development are highly desired.
The lab has multiple on-going projects investigating the functional integration between human long non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs with RNA-binding proteins and microRNAs in neuronal and glia development and affected in brain diseases. Successful candidates will work in a highly collaborative environment that offers a multidisciplinary research platform utilizing human iPSCs, neuronal and glia cell cultures, as well as genetically engineered mouse models and cutting edge molecular, cellular, and genomic technologies. Applicants are expected to have a recent PhD degree, strong experience in molecular and cell biology, and skills in written and verbal communication in English. Experience in RNA biology and/or neural development are highly desired.Interested applicants should apply online and include cover letter, resume and list of professional references.
Inquiries can be sent to: to Yue Feng, MD, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org.
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